Nugget of Knowledge: Misquoted catchphrases

Find out the truth behind Bush's "strategery"

Nugget of Knowledge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Misquote: “Life is like a box of chocolates.”

The real Forrest Gump quote is: “Life was like a box of chocolates.”


“Mirror, mirror on the wall …”

The Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs actually says: “Magic mirror on the wall.”


“Luke, I am your father.”

Nope, it’s actually: “No, I am your father.”


“Money is the root of all evil.”

Here’s what the Bible really says: “The love of money is the root of all evil.”


“If you build it, they will come.”

Actual quote from Field of Dreams: “If you build it, he will come.”


“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?”

Wrong, it’s: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”


“Billions and billions …”

Carl Sagan? No, Johnny Carson.


“I can see Russia from my house.”

Sarah Palin never said that, Tina Fey did while she was portraying Palin on Saturday Night Live.

Plus, former President George W. Bush never said “strategery.” That too was a line from a Saturday Night Live skit.


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